Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. This is due to its particular landscape, that was created after the eruption of its volcano. This eruption is called «Minoan eruption» as many archaeologists until recently believed that it had contributed to the end of the Minoan civilisation, a speculation that was later contested.

When thinking about Santorini the first thing that comes to our mind is the image of crowds perched atop the Caldera, and in particular in Oia, waiting to capture with their cameras the magical moment when the sun dives into the sea.

The tour of the Caldera on board of one of the small boats leaving from the various little ports of the island will let you experience the legend of the lost Atlantis. Afterwards, a stroll in Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia is enough to charm you, with the contrasts that underline their particular character. The simple Cycladic architecture is in complete contrast with the black and red colours and the rough landscape of the volcano, all of these creating a feeling that words cannot describe!
The highest point of the island, with the mediaeval village of Pyrgos, which was also one of the island’s capitals until 1800, Acrotiri with its prehistoric settlement, but also the Archaeological Museum will travel you back in time, through the history of the island.

The beaches of Santorini are a sight to behold too. The red sand on Kokkini Paralia («Red Beach»), the white rocks on Aspri Paralia («White Beach») and the black sand of Perivolos will surely impress you. In addition to relaxation on organised beaches, Santorini offers you the chance to experience its underwater history by diving to the bottom of the sea surrounding the volcano. 

Santorini offers many options concerning food, and you can taste local delicacies such as the anhydrous Santorini tomato, the fava, the capers and, of course, the wine that the island produces.

Finally, although Santorini is a cosmopolitan destination, it is also an ideal one for any type of traveller who loves places with a strong character